Disclosure Information

Working Overseas

If you’ve been asked to supply a Basic Disclosure for a job in a country overseas, you should speak to your employer to determine exactly what information they require before going ahead and applying for your Basic Disclosure.



This is a legal term which means that a certificate is officially checked and approved as genuine and factual by a body or organisation.

Disclosure Scotland can’t offer an Apostille service for their Disclosure certificates. You can ask the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to help with this. Full details are on their website: https://gov.uk/legalisation-document-checker


Before Applying for an Apostille

Before you can have a Disclosure certificate apostilled through the FCO route, you’ll have to get it stamped by an authorised person from Disclosure Scotland. The FCO will accept this stamp as proof that the certificate is an original. There is no fee charged for this additional stamping and verification process.

If you need to apply for an apostille, send your certificate to the following address to be stamped, authenticated then returned to you:

Corporate Governance
PO Box 250
G51 1YU

Send your certificate with a covering letter, asking that your certificate be stamped then signed. You’ll also need to supply a stamped, self-addressed envelope so they can send your certificate back to you.